SOLD FOR: $2913.88
Make: Winchester, made by Miroku.
Model: 1895 SRC
Serial Number: 00040MT95L
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Caliber: .30-40 Krag
Action Type: Lever Action with Internal Box Magazine
Barrel Length: 22″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass blade pinned into a base fixed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a flip up U-notch elevator sight that graduates from 8-18 in the up position. In the down position, it is a U-notch step escalator sight that graduates from 200 to 300 to 500 to 700. The left side of the receiver has two drilled, tapped, and filled holes for a receiver sight (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a smooth walnut set with a banded and finger-grooved forearm with an upper hand guard, straight grip, straight comb, and a blued steel buttplate with a sliding door over a storage compartment (there is nothing in the compartment). The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no notable wear or damage. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its original metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety, there is a tang-safety and the trigger pull is crisp. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in its original serial matching box with paperwork including a manual and a safety lock.
Our Assessment: The 1895 Winchester was the first model to incorporate a non-detachable box magazine. Teddy Roosevelt called this model, chambered in .405 WCF, his “Medicine Gun for Lions” (from his book “African Game Trails”). The M1895 rifle became the preference of major powers worldwide, with Russia alone purchasing nearly 300,000 1895’s for use in the Great War. The Model 1895 was designed for the new generation of cartridges utilizing smokeless powder and pointed bullets, and many of its original chamberings remain popular today. With its quick handling characteristics, box magazine and pointed bullet capability, the Model 1895 changed the world of sporting rifles forever. This gorgeous saddle ring carbine rifle is in Excellent condition with minor handling marks, a great bore and strong mechanics. With its limited production, Winchester collectors who missed their chance when this re-introduction first took place will want to jump on this one. If they fall asleep at the wheel, this will make someone a great “Medicine Gun”. Please see our photos and good luck!
Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud